Domino Printing Sciences

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Domino Printing Sciences PLC
Industry Industrial Printers – coding, marking, serialisation, and traceability
Founded 1978
Founder Graeme Minto
Headquarters Cambridge, United Kingdom
Key people
Nigel Bond, Group MD
Rachel Hurst, Group Operations Director
Number of employees
Approx. 2,600 (2016)[1]
Website www.domino-printing.com

Domino Printing Sciences PLC is a British-based developer of commercial inkjet printing, thermal transfer printing, print and apply machines, digital printing presses and laser printing products.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Graeme Minto in 1978 to exploit continuous inkjet technology (CIJ).[2] By 1984 Domino had shipped it's 1000 printer. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1985. In 1989 Domino moved to a new headquarters, located a few miles from Cambridge.[2] Then in 1994 it acquired Directed Energy, a small laser marking business based in California, United States.[2] In 2004 it acquired Wiedenbach, a supplier of ink jet printers, and Purex, a supplier of fume extractors for laser printers.[3] In 2005 it acquired Sator, a supplier of laser printers. In 2006 it acquired Enterprise Information Systems, an RFID specialist.[4] In March 2015 Japan's Brother Industries announced it planned to buy Domino Printing Sciences PLC for £1.03 billion in cash ($1.55 billion).[5] On 12 June 2015 Brother Industries announced it had formally completed the acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences plc.[6]

Products and technologies[edit]

Products produced by the company include Continuous Inkjet (Small Character) systems,[7] Digital Colour Label Presses,[8] Piezo Micro Drop on Demand (Piezo DOD) systems, Scribing Laser Coding and Marking systems,[9] High Speed Binary Inkjets, Valve Jet Drop on Demand (Large Character) systems, Print And Apply Label Applicator Systems (PALM),[10] Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) systems, Thermal Transfer - packaging printing systems[11] and Fume Extraction systems.[3]

Software[edit]

Software products produced by the company include Inkjet and Production line Controllers[12] and Coding Automation software.[13]

Operations[edit]

The company has operations organised as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company information". Domino Printing Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Innovation Management" (PDF). palgrave.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Brussels lays golden eggs for Domino". Daily Telegraph. 19 January 2005. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Domino Acquires RFID Specialist". Manufacturingtalk. 26 May 2006. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Japan's Brother Industries to buy UK's Domino Printing for $1.55 billion". Reuters. Archived from the original on 11 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brother completes acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences". Domino Printing Science. 
  7. ^ Domino Printing Sciences. "Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  8. ^ Domino Printing Sciences. "Digital Inkjet Colour Label Press". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  9. ^ Domino Printing Sciences. "Laser Coding and Marking". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  10. ^ Domino Printing Sciences. "Print and Apply Labelling Machines". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  11. ^ Domino Printing Sciences. "Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO)". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  12. ^ "Controllers". Domino Printing Sciences. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  13. ^ Domino Printing Sciences. "Coding Automation". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 

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